Discussion 2 - From 1801-1835 the Supreme Court was headed...

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Unformatted text preview: From 1801-1835, the Supreme Court was headed by Chief Justice John Marshall, a Federalist who advocated a strong central government. Using cases heard by the Supreme Court during that period: In a federal system “the central government and the constituent government both act directly on the people through laws and through the actions of the elected and appointed government officials” (82). In other words, in a federal system the national government and the state government work together to create a unified system of government. The states do not lose total power while the central government can still have direct control. The federal system is a happy medium between unitary and confederal systems. A- Show how John Marshall's political belief affected the relationship between states and the federal government....
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